Science has proved that mosquitoes are very much attracted to the scent of us humans. We ooze what these irritating insects desire and we provide them with the perfect habitat in which to breed and dine. A recent study revealed just how preferable we are to the many other creatures we share this planet with.
Interestingly, mosquitoes did not always rely on human blood. Their ancestors fed on furrier animals in the forest, but then — thousands of years ago — some of these bloodsuckers made a smart switch: They began biting humans and hitchhiked all over the globe, spreading disease in their wake.
Mosquitoes have adapted themselves to be extremely comfortable living around humans. Maybe the research can now assist in developing mosquito control further and not make us quite so appealing to taste.
Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes
Experts say it’s important to protect yourself from getting bitten. The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department says West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes in our area, but there haven’t been any human cases of it recently.The virus spreads through the bite of an infected mosquito.
There are so many mosquito transmitted diseases now, why take the chance? You never know which bite could be deadly!